Author Archives: Walter D. Valdivia

Are Moonshots Giant Leaps of Faith?

This article is in Climate Engineering, Spring 2017

Many unanswered questions remain about the value of rapid increases in federal support for specific areas of R&D, but some useful lessons are emerging. We need only compare our standards of living with those of a few generations ago, when vaccines or air travel were not widely accessible, to obtain a sense of how much […]